‘Tis the season for all things zucchini! I have been ‘gifted’ a couple of huge zucchini from my friends. (Kidding guys! I love being gifted things from the garden!!) But.. it has kept me busy…what to do with all this zucchini???
I found the perfect answer in this Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread by Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes. I think the lemon, rosemary combination makes it a bit different than many other quick breads. It is quick to make, stores well, freezes well and tastes delicious! This recipe makes 2 good sized loaves so even better – 2 for the work of 1!!
I chopped my zucchini in the food processor. Do not chop too finely or it will be too watery. I wanted to up the lemon aspect after I made this the first time so I let my zucchini drain in a colander while I measured out the other ingredients. Then I squeezed it with my bare hands to get some of the zucchini water out. That allowed me to add a bit of lemon juice to the batter.
This bread is wonderfully moist and filling. I love it for breakfast or a snack.
This time of year is so wonderful as our fresh fruits and vegetables mature. I used fresh rosemary from my garden for this recipe. And… here is a bit of a news flash – my husband and I are in the process of renovating a farm house in the Azores (Santa Maria Island)! You can grow your own lemons, limes, oranges, avocados, figs etc there… so hopefully in another year or 2, I will be able to use my own lemons as well as rosemary!
But.. back to Canada – I am thinking pickles (maybe I will try zucchini pickles?), peaches, potatoes, tomatoes…. stay tuned – this is going to be a big month!